“I believe that the future of the Unitarian Universalist faith, which our country so desperately needs, rests in the hands of the next generation of congregational ministers.”
Bruce Mickey and his wife, Barbara, joined the First Unitarian Church in Dallas in 1996 searching for a liberal religious experience for their two sons, who were then five and six years old. Barbara, who has been active in the sanctuary choir since that time, currently serves on the church board. Bruce has also served on the church board, including a term as its president and for several years taught in the children's religious education program. Together they co-chaired a recent capital campaign that raised $9 million for programmatic development and for the construction of a new religious education and administration building on the church campus.
Bruce received a bachelor's degree from Harvard and an MD from UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, where he currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery. Barbara, also a physician, is a member of the Department of Otolaryngology. Their two sons now live and work in Houston.
"The Meadville Lombard practice of contextual learning, embedding second and third year Master of Divinity students in highly successful Unitarian Universalist congregations, provides the best possible preparation for a career as a congregational minister."
"I respect and admire the long history of Unitarian and Universalist churches as advocates for religious freedom and social justice in the United States. I believe that the future of the Unitarian Universalist faith, which our country so desperately needs, rests in the hands of the next generation of congregational ministers, and I feel privileged to be a member of the board of the institution that trains more UU ministers than any other divinity school."